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#TBT: VANCOUVER BASKETBALL SITS DOWN WITH ROB SACRE

Vancouver Basketball, alongside University of British Columbia Athletics, sat down with North Vancouver native & former Laker's C, Rob Sacre.

Always the positive comedian, Sacre took some pretty rare photos with VancouverBasketball.com featuring his hometown University's gear.

Full story, below.

EL SEGUNDO – When Los Angeles Laker centre Robert Sacre heard the CIS Men's Final 8 was coming to UBC he was eager to help spread the word. 

Despite choosing to play his university basketball at Gonzaga instead of Point Grey, he wants Thunderbird fans to know two things; he loves his hometown of Vancouver and is rooting for UBC in the tournament. Being a Canadian in the NBA many people assume he is from Toronto, but Robert is a fiercly patriotic Vancouverite and would like nothing better than for UBC to beat the eastern Canadian CIS teams and hoist the W.P. McGee trophy on March 20th.  With that in mind, here is a T-Bird Tell-All with honorary Thunderbird Robert Sacre. 

LC: What are your thoughts on the CIS Men's Final 8 Basketball Championships being held in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia? 

RS: "There is a great pride knowing we can host a tournament like that. I think it's going to bring more life to the city. Vancouver deserves it. It's a great city and I'm very proud to see it will be able to host it." 

LC: You were seven feet tall when you played high school basketball for the Handsworth Royals in North Vancouver. What was it like being recruited by UBC? 

RS: "Coach Hanson was somewhat aggressive but he already knew I was going stateside. There was a spot for me there, but I decided to go stateside." 

LC: You are famous for your celebration dances on the Lakers bench. Some people say your dancing is reminiscent of Yosemite Sam from the old Bugs Bunny cartoons. Would you ever consider incorporating a Thunderbird wing flap into your routine? 

RS: "I don't know how I would do that, or incorporate that in such a short period of time, but I think I could figure something out."